Woman Hit by Bicyclist in Central Park Dies: Officials

The 59-year-old Connecticut woman who was critically injured after she was hit by a bicyclist in Central Park last week has died, officials say.

Jill Tarlov, of Fairfield, died some time after she was hit by a bicyclist on West Drive and 63rd Street inside the park Thursday afternoon, according to a statement for CBS Television Stations, where her husband is a senior vice president.

Tarlov, who previously worked at CBS-owned radio station 1010 WINS, fell to the ground after being hit and suffered head trauma, police said. She was taken to NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital's Weill Cornell Medical Center, where she died.

"We are heartsick over the passing of our dear friend and former 1010 WINS Radio colleague Jill Tarlov," CBS said.

Police say the 31-year-old cyclist, who stayed at the scene, had minor shoulder and hand injuries and was treated and released from the hospital.

A preliminary investigation indicated that the cyclist was riding in the park's bike lane and hit the woman while swerving to avoid other pedestrians, according to the NYPD.

"We are committed to doing what we can to bring greater public awareness of the perils of unsafe and distracted driving by motorists and cyclists that endangers pedestrians," the company said. "Far too many people have been killed or seriously injured on our streets."

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